I finally made it to the Children’s Discovery Center to see the visiting Curious George exhibit. If you haven’t seen it yet, hurry over for a visit before Valentine’s Day when the exhibit will travel to another museum.
My kids are fans of the original Curious George books and I enjoyed seeing many of the scenes from the books portrayed in the exhibit. Curious George and a rocket, Curious George washing windows, the market where he shopped with his friend, etc.
As would be expected in a children’s museum exhibit there are lots of hands-on opportunities for kids. They can play mini golf, use fans to blow various windmills, “shop” and “work” at the market and use pulleys to help George get up the side of a building. A big hit with our school field trip group was the conveyor belt. It was fun to see the kids working together as a team to load the belt, crank the wheel to get the blocks up, and catch them as they came down the other side.
There are also educational aspects to the exhibit including a number of hands-on experiments with light, shadows and color.
I almost missed the part of the exhibit that is in the museum’s lobby. It’s a section that tells more about the creators of Curious George and their personal and literary history and I learned a few things.
All in all, a fun little exhibit. Too bad it won’t be around forever but go see it while you can!
Do it yourself on Oahu
Location: Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Hours: The museum is open Tues.-Fri. from 9am to 1pm and Sat.-Sun. 10am to 3pm; Closed Mondays
Cost: General Admission $10, Kama’aina & Military with valid ID $8, Senior Citizens (62+ with ID) $6, Children under 1 are free.
Parking: Free parking in the adjacent Kaka’ako Waterfront Park parking lot.
Facilities: Restrooms and drinking fountain available in the lobby. Elevators available.
Other: Strollers are not allowed.
More info: For more information on the rest of the museum, check out my post on the Children’s Discovery Center.
Contact the Discovery Center: 808-524-5437